Maybe I Want to Know What the Specials Are Too

You know what annoys me? When I dine in a restaurant with a male and the waiter addresses my dining companion when reciting the specials, asks him if we want dessert or coffee, and places the bill in front of him. It doesn’t happen often, but each time is one too many.

Have you experienced this too?

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4 thoughts on “Maybe I Want to Know What the Specials Are Too

  1. Honestly, I can’t remember experiencing this in France, but this is mostly because as a broke student we were only eating in very casual places, like pizzerias and crêperies. I experienced the “yes, I have boobs AND a brain” situation when buying a camera recently and I found it infuriating.

    • I’m not saying it’s unique to France– it just happens to be where I’m living and so it’s where I make observations. And like I mentioned, it doesn’t happen all the time. It does make me want to put myself in the same situation in the States and consciously observe whom the waiter addresses. And I say “waiter” because I think male servers tend to do it more than female.

      I just want to be acknowledged! After all, I am a customer too.

      Yeah, your camera story made me gape.

  2. I can’t recall it so much with specials or whatever, but definitely the bill always seems to go down in front of the guy.

    I remember many years ago when I moved in with my first boyfriend going to buy a vacuum cleaner and the salesman explained all the technical features to my boyfriend and then handed it to me to try out!!! We had to go get cash out to pay for it and even though my bf was paying, I insisted he gave me the money so I was the one giving it to the salesman. I don’t know why I thought that was a great statement, now I’d think refusing to buy anything from him would be better revenge!

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